Filament Photography

Child Naming Ceremony

Weddings & Special Ceremonies

Rev. Debra Thorne, Minister and Marilyn Medén, Lay Chaplain, of Beacon Unitarian Church, offer ceremonies that recognize and honour your traditions and values. We plan with you to commemorate life’s important events.

                        • Marriage or Commitment Ceremony
                        • Celebration of Life, Memorial Service
                        • Coming-of-Age
                        • Child Naming
                        • Divorce Ritual
                        • Pet Memorial
                        • House Blessing

In order to incorporate your wishes most ceremonies include an in-depth interview with you.


                              • Weddings with rehearsal: $275
                              • Memorials: $275
                              • Other Rites: $150-$250
                              • Travel: $0.60/km over 10 km


marilyn_meden-180Marilyn Medén,
Lay Chaplain
604 469 6797 or

debra-180Rev. Debra Thorne,

Thank you very much for being part of our wedding. It meant a lot to us to be married by someone who made us feel comfortable and encouraged us to create a ceremony that reflected ourselves and our beliefs.

Rachel Vaessen

We chose Rev. Debra Thorne to officiate our wedding through a family connection to the church.  We wanted a personal connection for such an important role.  After an initial meeting with Debra, we realized our luck in selecting her as she took the time to get to know us in order to conduct an intimate ceremony.  We had some personal requests on content, and emphasized the importance of a non-denominational tone.  Debra was happy to accommodate and provided advice on how to articulate our feelings and how to include our family and friends in the occasion.  We were more than pleased to have Debra officiate; we definitely received far more benefit of her guidance than we anticipated.  We would highly recommend her.

Barbara & Ben